Brenda DesOrmeaux, DesOrmeaux Foundation staff, board members and family at the event.

Brenda DesOrmeaux, Foundation honored

Brenda DesOremaux, of Maurice, founder and executive director of The DesOrmeaux Foundation, recently received an award during the Women of Excellence program for excellence in leadership and service in the community.
DesOrmeaux received the honor from the Lafayette Commission on the Needs of Women (LCNW)
According to the LCNW, the 2018 Women of Excellence Award went to DesOrmeaux for her dedication to serving her community and supporting the needs of women through her pro-life ministy.

Charles Sonnier will be among the honorees on Nov. 15.

Charles Sonnier honored as Philanthropist of Year

LAFAYETTE – Charles R. Sonnier is the recipient of the 2018 Leaders In Philanthropy Award for Vermilion Parish, an honor presented by Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) and Hancock Whitney Bank, and sponsored by Gulf Coast Bank and SLEMCO.
He will be recognized during an awards luncheon on Thursday, November 15 at the Cajundome Convention Center. Seats and tables to the event can be purchased online at

Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office are looking for this truck.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office working residential burglaries

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon. on Oct. 10, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office responded to seven residential (kick in) Burglaries in the Abbeville, Kaplan and North Vermilion areas.
The investigation is in the early stages but Sheriff Couvillon says that TVs, hand guns, jewelry and a safe were taken from these burglaries and detectives are actively and
aggressively investigating these crimes.


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